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Samuel Guilds Hollowell
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  • One80 Place
    PO Box 20038
    Charleston, SC 29413
  • Water Missions International
    P.O. Box 63320
    Charlotte, NC 28263-3320

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“i am so sorry for your loss at this time. I am sending my coldenences at this precious time , my prayers are with the entire family.Getrude...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Gertrude Campbell - SC

“Joyce, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Guilds. Jackie and I will keep you in our prayers. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Timothy Hollowell - Mustang, OK

“Dear Joyce, Linda and I were very sorry to learn of Guilds' passing. Through our waterfront businesses, I have many happy memory of Guilds--always...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Ron Plunkett - ISLE OF PALMS, SC

“For a short part of your journey with us, my daughter, Maggie Henderson met you and your family and loved you! Thank you for making her smile and...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Monica Henderson - Acquaintance

“Dear Joyce, You and yours have our heartfelt sympathy. Guild's death is a grievous loss to your family, his friends worldwide, and the Low Country...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah Jett - Fort Gratiot, MI

“Joyce,you & Guilds were so welcoming to us when we moved toMt Pleasant in 1971 .You always had a smile & a hug for all.Happy memories of your family...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Mom and I send our deepest condolences to the family... y'all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Vida - NC

“Joyce,Wish I could give you many hugs right now. Later. Love to you from Momma, Daddy and me! ❤❤Lynn Ward ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to hear about Guilds. He was such a nice, gracious gentleman. We always loved being with you two. Although we have not seen you in...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: David and Nancy Summers - Cameron, SC

“Heartfelt condolences to you at this time of grief and loving remembrance. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Gaya Milling - Mount Pleasant, SC

“The entire Chakides family sends their love and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear Guilds. What a wonderful life you shared together.....Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Chakides Gaffos - SC

“My deepest condolences . Praying that the family will find comfort in their time of need. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Brett Mitchum - Huger, SC

“Our deepest sympathy to the family / Joyce, you especially are in our thoughts and prayers .Our family has such fond memories of our time In Snee...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Liz Loadholt - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So very sorry for your loss. It was so sweet to see Mr. and Mrs. Hollowell shop together where I work. I'll miss his smile. Sincerely, Jane Arrington ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Arrington - Mount Pleasant, SC


Samuel Guilds Hollowell, 85, husband of Joyce Kelley Hollowell of Mt. Pleasant passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday morning after a brave battle with congestive heart failure. Guilds was born on June 12, 1934 in Charleston, SC, the son of Joseph Gurney Hollowell and Edith Guilds Hollowell. He was preceded in death by his loving brother, Dr. Joseph Gurney Hollowell, Jr.

He was a life long member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church and served his church in many endeavors - always singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, and other areas of service to his church.

He was a graduate of the College of Charleston and had a happy career on the Charleston Waterfront serving as Secretary and Treasurer of Marine Contracting and Towing Company, a company started by his grandfather, Capt. Samuel A. Guilds. He was active in many organizations on the "Port of Charleston" serving as President of the Propeller Club from 1968-1969 and as a member of the Charleston Pilots Association. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Charleston and organized and became the first president of the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant. He served many years on the Porter Gaud School Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Tricentennial Commission celebrating Charleston's Tricentennial and a member of the Charleston Men's Chorus for many years. He also enjoyed volunteering at Water Missions International.

After retiring from Marine Contracting and Towing Company, he joined the newly formed team of Blackbaud Microsystems serving as their first Comptroller from 1989-1999. His involvement in this exciting new company afforded him the joy of making many new business friends and associates.

Guilds is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce, as well as his five sons; Samuel Guilds Hollowell, Jr. (Carolyn) of Mt. Pleasant; Richard Lloyd Hollowell (Melody) of Avon, CT; James Rhoads Hollowell (Kim) of Lafayette, CO; Whitemarsh Gervais Hollowell (Laura) of Spartanburg, SC and Frederick Kelley Hollowell of Mt. Pleasant.

He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren: Brock McCarthy (Jared) of NJ; Guy Hollowell (Molly) of Richmond, VA; Connor Hollowell (Molly) of Denver, CO; Ali Hollowell (Mathieu) of Boston, MA; Thomas Hollowell (Kaileen) of James Island; Rachel Hollowell (Chantz) of Seattle, WA and their mother, Barbara Shull Hollowell; Jamie Hollowell (Kacey) of Denver, CO and Corey Hollowell of Lafayette, CO; Leland Reynolds (Mark) of Atlanta, GA; Kathleen Howington (Mike) of James Island; Isabella Hollowell and Todd Hollowell of Mt. Pleasant and their mother, Jennifer Woodworth of Mt. Pleasant; Daniel Hollowell and Ella Hollowell of Avon, CT. He also has seven great grandchildren.

Because of our present health concerns, no funeral service is being planned at this time. We will shout and give thanks for his life at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

We request that memorials be made to One80 Place, PO Box 20038, Charleston, SC 29413 and Water Mission International, PO Box 63320, Charlotte, NC 28263-3320.